Big Rig Wreck Snarls Traffic On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights

Los Angeles News
HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – A crash involving a semi-truck and three cars early Friday morning created major problems for rush-hour commuters on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights, backing up traffic for miles.

The crash occurred a little after 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Crossroads Parkway, just east of the junction with the 605 Freeway.


A big-rig carrying cement and traveling east hit a center-divider and flipped, spilling its load. Three other vehicles were involved in the collision. The truck driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Both sides of the freeway were initially shutdown, but the westbound side has since reopened. However, four eastbound lanes were still closed as of 9 a.m. and a Sig Alert was expected to remain in effect for several more hours. Traffic was being diverted at Crossroads Parkway. There was no word on when the eastbound side would fully reopen. Drivers were advised to avoid the area completely.

The circumstances of the crash were not confirmed.

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